I came across this gentle giant at his first exhibition in New York in 2011. He started out as a street artist, writing Love Me around town, and created his own unique brand that has now steamed to fashion, major labels, art and design.
Every week on Max Little TV, I will be posting videos on everything from celebrity interviews, to street reports, to my own take on other peoples’ videos. Tune in, switch off, then tune in some more.
While I was in LA, I stopped into the amazing bookshop called Family LA, which is curated and owned by David Jacob Kramer and Sammy Harkham. These guys were one of the first on the block, which is now pulsing with skate kids and top eating spots like Animal and Golden State.
I came across Mark Svartz at his book signing in New York. What a character and creative writing superstar. Starting out in the advertising world as a copywriter, Svartz has wowed the world with this unique diary book, I Hate You Kelly Donahue, written through the eyes of his own persona.
This band of renegade Australians launched Whillas and Gunn years ago, and what a collection it’s become. Think Mad Max meets The Proposition meets real wearable clothes for the modern city dweller. Rustic, waxed, urban and stylish. Head designer Richard Whillas comes from a bloodline of fashion, learning the ropes from the family’s trademark brand, Kakadu Clothing.
I collaborated with the amazing artist and director George Byrne when filming my video, Shit Aussies say in the US. The brother of Australian actress Rose Byrne, his music and photography will leave you thinking of the first time you heard Neil Young sing or flipped through Josef Koudelka’s photographs.
Who would have thought that juices would become a trend? Onur Kece and Mark De Luca, from FOUND, have made it their mission to bring juice awareness to the world. Using new media, fashion and lifestyle blogs, they have helped push their purely organic, carbon neutral juices way out there. Respect.
Will Davidson’s photographs and video from fashion, lifestyle, art and advertorial make creating look easy. His use of lighting and technique remind me of his mentor, David Bailey, who he assisted for five years. Living all over the world, from Australia, and London, to the US, he brings us his life experiences through the lens of a camera.
So just who made this awesome Bon Iver video? Well, he also made this awesome Kanye West video below. Yes, two polar genres of music under one director. Starting out in Brisbane before moving to LA, film director Nabil has flourished as a photographer and director working with some of the biggest musicians in the world. Next up for him is a feature film.
I just shot this fun video on the way to New York City. It’s Shit Aussies Say in the US. There are so many of us in the city, it’s hard not to make this video. Does anyone really know what a flat white is?